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Old 05-18-08, 04:09 AM
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Motorpacing suggestions

I've got the guys that I train with all excited about doing some motorpacing. We have 6 guys and some wide open, traffic free road to use.

I've done my fair share of motorpacing and have 3 or 4 work-outs we can do but I am looking for something fresh, something that even I can get excited about.

I would appreciate any and all suggestions. I am open to anything here. You never know what is going to appeal to a group of 6 guys who have never done this before so I need to have as many options as possible.

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
I've got the guys that I train with all excited about doing some motorpacing. We have 6 guys and some wide open, traffic free road to use.

I've done my fair share of motorpacing and have 3 or 4 work-outs we can do but I am looking for something fresh, something that even I can get excited about.

I would appreciate any and all suggestions. I am open to anything here. You never know what is going to appeal to a group of 6 guys who have never done this before so I need to have as many options as possible.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-18-08, 08:40 AM
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Wear a helmet.
And ditch the 6 other guys. I would not motorpace behind or next to another person. Riding behind a car at 40mph is scary enough as it is.
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I've motorpaced a minivan with 3 riders side-by-side before. That wasn't a problem, but we wouldn't have anyone other than our team coach behind the wheel. Even better would be some kind of hatch you can open and use as a spoiler while having the back open for communication.
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Motorpace on a Crit course. I'm not kidding; it's a blast!

Attack the bike, go 'til you fade, and try to get back on when it passes you. When you recover, go again.
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Motorpace on a Crit course. I'm not kidding; it's a blast!

Attack the bike, go 'til you fade, and try to get back on when it passes you. When you recover, go again.
i've never done it, and i believe it no longer happens, but i know a few guys who used to pay a derny rider to do just that at a local purpose built race circuit.
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First off, we use a motorcycle because we can see around it and it is generally safer.

I have done most of my motorpacing with other riders. There are attacks and fades and chases that I have done that work very well to simulate the intensity of racing.

I have ridden with the other 6 guys for a while and feel pretty good about the wheels.

What I am looking for are specific work-outs.

Nothing out there from you lot?
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I do all mine on the track, usually in race simulations.

Yesterday we did a 40 lap scratch, 60 lap points, and 100 lap points where the motor was acting as the pack (speed varying, but not sprinting for points) and riders could go for laps at any time and/or set up sprints from the sprinters lane (motor was at the stayers line).
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Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
First off, we use a motorcycle because we can see around it and it is generally safer.

I have done most of my motorpacing with other riders. There are attacks and fades and chases that I have done that work very well to simulate the intensity of racing.

I have ridden with the other 6 guys for a while and feel pretty good about the wheels.

What I am looking for are specific work-outs.

Nothing out there from you lot?
also a bit smokey.

i prefer canta LX's.

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Old 05-18-08, 11:26 AM
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also a bit smokey.

i prefer canta LX's.

Those might be ok if they could go above 50km/h.
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also a bit smokey.
Electric motorbikes rock.
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Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
Those might be ok if they could go above 50km/h.
they do.
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I want one. But where do you put the golf clubs?
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I want one. But where do you put the golf clubs?
The caddy carries them...
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Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
Motorpace on a Crit course. I'm not kidding; it's a blast!

Attack the bike, go 'til you fade, and try to get back on when it passes you. When you recover, go again.

+1, thisa will maka you fast. On second thought, no nobody do this, it will not help at all.
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Old 05-20-08, 10:16 PM
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just did a google on "motorpacing drills" and came up with this one:

Well, we used to use an old Jeep Cherokee for motor pacing the entire team around Champoegh park (the Banana belt course). A scooter would have been good but the old Cherokee did us just fine. We would work a bunch of drills that would culminate with a speed drill that had the vehicle slowly accelerating with the pack fighting to see who could be the last person hanging on.......until they finally got spit out of the bubble too.
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Thanks,

The problem with that one (we use a motorscooter) is that the guy closest to the scooter gets the best draft. Being further back puts you at a definite disadvantage.

I'll just google something myself. I just get bored wading true all the sludge sometimes and was hoping to get some good workouts from those who do them.
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Go like Theo Boss.

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I wish I had so much time behind a moto that I needed "new" drills to keep from getting bored. I've never motorpaced.

My car, though, has nice marks on it from its prior owner's workouts. Hatch, rear window up, you can see through the hatch at the road in front of you. Heat or A/C, depending on the weather.

My wife was talking about scooters last night. I mentioned something about motorpacing. She laughed and said "I get the scooter".

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One that I thought would be fun is trying to gap guys off the back, but both fight to stay on. I don't have much motorpacing experience though, other than the weekly box truck or cement mixer. Those are certainly one of those rides where you just stay on as long as you can.
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Try this.
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I've done a heap of it. If done properly it really hurts and sucks. If done with more than a couple of riders it hurts and sucks more. Stick to netball IMO.
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Thanks! I get it.

I really didn't have one for shorter, finishing sprints like that. Now I just have to see how I can apply it to 6 guys and a scooter but I think I can make that work.
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